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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343951/risk-factors-predict-frequent-hospitalization-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-copd
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Xia Wei, Zhengquan Ma, Nan Yu, Jingting Ren, Chenwang Jin, Jiuyun Mi, Meijuan Shi, Libin Tian, Yanzhong Gao, Youmin Guo
Purpose: COPD is a heterogeneous disease, and the available prognostic indexes are therefore limited. This study aimed to identify the factors associated with acute exacerbation leading to hospitalization. Patients and methods: This was a retrospective study of consecutive patients with COPD (meeting the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease [GOLD] diagnostic criteria) hospitalized at the Ninth Hospital of Xi'an Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University between October 2014 and September 2016...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335238/automating-quality-measures-for-heart-failure-using-natural-language-processing-a-descriptive-study-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs
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Jennifer Hornung Garvin, Youngjun Kim, Glenn Temple Gobbel, Michael E Matheny, Andrew Redd, Bruce E Bray, Paul Heidenreich, Dan Bolton, Julia Heavirland, Natalie Kelly, Ruth Reeves, Megha Kalsy, Mary Kane Goldstein, Stephane M Meystre
BACKGROUND: We developed an accurate, stakeholder-informed, automated, natural language processing (NLP) system to measure the quality of heart failure (HF) inpatient care, and explored the potential for adoption of this system within an integrated health care system. OBJECTIVE: To accurately automate a United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) quality measure for inpatients with HF. METHODS: We automated the HF quality measure Congestive Heart Failure Inpatient Measure 19 (CHI19) that identifies whether a given patient has left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <40%, and if so, whether an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin-receptor blocker was prescribed at discharge if there were no contraindications...
January 15, 2018: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332503/-they-said-on-the-death-certificate%C3%A2-but-really-what-i-think-happened-characterizing-cause-of-death-in-va-medical-centers
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Beverly Rosa Williams, F Amos Bailey, Patricia S Goode, Kathryn L Burgio
Cause of death information is a vital resource for family and public health, yet significant issues persist regarding its determination, documentation and communication. In this study, we aim to characterize cause of death attribution process from the perspective of next-of-kin of Veterans who died in Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers. Using a semi-structured guide, we explored next-of-kin's experiences of the Veteran's terminal hospitalization and conducted a content analysis of interview texts. In over two-third of cases next-of-kin's understanding was not consistent with their recollection of physicians' determination of cause of death...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323822/hand-hygiene-among-health-care-workers-is-educating-patients-and-families-a-feasible-way-to-increase-rates
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Marvin J Bittner, Jared M Routh, Matthew D Folchert, Nicholas E Woessner, Sean J Kennedy, Chase C Parks
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended teaching patients to remind health care workers to disinfect their hands. However, cognitive impairment among patients may hamper such efforts. METHODS: The St. Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) Examination was administered to randomly selected inpatients at the Omaha VA Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. We asked patients and their families about attitudes toward reminding health care workers to disinfect their hands: willingness, feeling comfortable, and feeling responsible...
June 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316034/persistent-mucosal-damage-and-the-risk-of-epilepsy-in-people-with-celiac-disease
#5
Matthew Kurien, Jonas F Ludvigsson, David S Sanders, Haley M Zylberberg, Peter H Green, Heléne E K Sundelin, Benjamin Lebwohl
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease (CD) is associated with an increased risk of developing epilepsy, a risk that persists after CD diagnosis. A significant proportion of CD patients have persistent villous atrophy (VA) on follow-up biopsy. This study's objective was to determine whether persistent VA on follow-up biopsy affects long-term epilepsy risk and epilepsy-related hospital emergency admissions. METHODS: Nationwide Cohort Study. We identified all people in Sweden with histological evidence of CD who underwent a follow-up small intestinal biopsy (1969-2008)...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305529/geographic-variation-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-participation-in-medicare-and-veterans-affairs-populations-an-opportunity-for-improvement
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Alexis L Beatty, Michael Truong, David W Schopfer, Hui Shen, Justin M Bachmann, Mary A Whooley
Background -Cardiac rehabilitation is strongly recommended after myocardial infarction (MI), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), but is historically underused. We sought to evaluate variation in cardiac rehabilitation participation across the United States. Methods -From administrative data from the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system and a 5% Medicare sample, we used ICD-9 codes to identify patients hospitalized for MI, PCI, or CABG from 2007-2011. After excluding patients who died within 30 days of hospitalization, we calculated the percent of patients who participated in one or more outpatient visits for cardiac rehabilitation during the 12 months after hospitalization...
January 5, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299607/comparison-of-accessibility-cost-and-quality-of-elective-coronary-revascularization-between-veterans-affairs-and-community-care-hospitals
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Paul G Barnett, Juliette S Hong, Evan Carey, Gary K Grunwald, Karen Joynt Maddox, Thomas M Maddox
Importance: The Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Care (CC) Program supplements VA care with community-based medical services. However, access gains and value provided by CC have not been well described. Objectives: To compare the access, cost, and quality of elective coronary revascularization procedures between VA and CC hospitals and to evaluate if procedural volume or publicly reported quality data can be used to identify high-value care. Design, Setting, and Participants: Observational cohort study of veterans younger than 65 years undergoing an elective coronary revascularization, controlling for differences in risk factors using propensity adjustment...
January 3, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276273/drug-monographs-avelumab-and-ribociclib
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J Aubrey Waddell, Dominic A Solimando
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc, 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, email: OncRxSvc@comcast...
July 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276261/cancer-chemotherapy-update-bevacizumab-etoposide-and-cisplatin-regimen-for-refractory-brain-metastases
#9
Seth A Mayer, Dominic A Solimando, J Aubrey Waddell
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc, 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, email: OncRxSvc@comcast...
June 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275593/-impact-on-the-incidence-of-postoperative-ventricular-arrhythmias-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-defibrillator-with-quadripolar-lead
#10
G H Wu, K Y Chen, F Yu, Q Wang, J Xu, H Su, D M Yang, J Yan
Objective: To evaluate incidence of postoperative ventricular arrhythmias in patients who received cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D ) with left ventricular quadripolar lead. Methods: The patients received CRT-D who had complete follow-up data in Anhui Provincial Hospital from June 2013 to June 2016 were included and divided into quadripolar lead group and bipolar lead group according to the type of left ventricular lead. And ventricular arrhythmia (VA), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks treatment, antitachycardia pacing therapy (ATP), and other indicators of the two groups were compared...
December 5, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260464/veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-addition-to-primary-pci-in-patients-presenting-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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F S van den Brink, A D Magan, P G Noordzij, C Zivelonghi, P Agostoni, F D Eefting, J M Ten Berg, M J Suttorp, B R Rensing, J P van Kuijk, P Klein, E Scholten, J A S van der Heyden
INTRODUCTION: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) can cause great haemodynamic instability. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) can provide haemodynamic support in patients with STEMI but data on outcome and complications are scarce. METHODS: An in-hospital registry was conducted enrolling all patients receiving VA-ECMO. Patients were analysed for medical history, mortality, neurological outcome, complications and coronary artery disease...
December 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231129/-i-think-it-s-pretty-much-the-same-as-it-should-be-perspectives-of-inpatient-care-among-women-veterans
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Andrea M Shamaskin-Garroway, M Tish Knobf, Lynette J Adams, Sally G Haskell
The purpose of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of the inpatient hospitalization experience for women veterans through in-depth interviews. Women veterans who were admitted for inpatient care on medical units within a university-affiliated VA hospital were invited to participate in a semistructured interview that inquired about their hospital experience, interactions with medical providers, and how being a woman veteran might affect this experience. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using constant comparative method until thematic saturation was achieved ( n = 25)...
December 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229437/the-epidemiology-of-hip-fractures-across-western-victoria-australia
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Kara L Holloway, Muhammad A Sajjad, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Mark A Kotowicz, Patricia M Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L Dunning, Susan Brumby, Richard S Page, Daryl Pedler, Alasdair Sutherland, Svetha Venkatesh, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Lana J Williams, Julie A Pasco
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Hip fracture incidence varies across different levels of accessibility/remoteness and socioeconomic status (SES). As part of the Ageing, Chronic Disease and Injury Study, we aimed to map the pattern of hip fractures across the western region of the Australian state of Victoria, which contains a range of remoteness levels and SES. METHODS: Data on hip fractures resulting in hospital admission were extracted from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) for men and women aged 40+years during 2010-2013 inclusive...
December 8, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224509/algorithms-used-to-identify-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-sudden-cardiac-death-in-retrospective-studies-a-systematic-literature-review
#14
Yizhou Ye, E Paul Larrat, Aisling R Caffrey
Drug-induced QT interval prolongation may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death or ventricular arrhythmias (SCD/VA), and therefore affects the safety profile of medications. Administrative databases can be used to inform pharmacoepidemiologic drug safety studies for such rare events. In order to compare event rates between studies, validated operational definitions of these events are needed. We conducted a systematic literature review in PubMed to identify algorithms for SCD/VA. Twenty-two studies were included in the review...
December 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223064/patient-characteristics-incidence-technique-outcomes-and-early-prediction-of-tracheostomy-in-the-state-of-victoria-australia
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Andrew Casamento, Michael Bailey, Ray Robbins, David Pilcher, Stephen Warrillow, Angaj Ghosh, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy is a relatively common procedure in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. AIMS: To study the patient characteristics, incidence, technique, outcomes and prediction of tracheostomy in the State of Victoria, Australia. METHODS: We used data from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database (ANZICS APD) and the Victorian Admitted Episode Dataset (VAED) to identify and match patients who had received a tracheostomy from 2004 to 2014...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219956/surgical-outcomes-of-preoperative-steroid-for-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-with-associated-choroidal-detachment
#16
A Denwattana, S Prakhunhungsit, S Thoongsuwan, N Rodanant, N Phasukkijwatana
PurposeTo investigate the effect of preoperative steroid on anatomical and functional outcomes of vitrectomy in patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with associated choroidal detachment (RRD-CD), a rare but particular type of RRD.Patients and methodsThis retrospective cohort study included RRD-CD patients at Siriraj Hospital during January 2005 to December 2014. Patients with preexisting uveitis or RRD with giant retinal tears were excluded. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative data were reviewed and analyzed...
December 8, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216276/national-epidemiology-of-initial-and-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-the-veterans-health-administration-from-2003-to-2014
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Kelly R Reveles, Kenneth A Lawson, Eric M Mortensen, Mary Jo V Pugh, Jim M Koeller, Jacqueline R Argamany, Christopher R Frei
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies demonstrated marked increases in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in the United States (U.S.) in recent years. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of initial and recurrent CDI in a national Veterans Health Administration (VHA) cohort over a 12-year period. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of all adult VHA beneficiaries with CDI (ICD-9-CM code 008.45) plus a positive CDI stool test between October 1, 2002 and September 30, 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204032/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-due-to-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysm-arising-from-a-vertebral-artery-bihemispheric-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-bifurcation
#18
Yasushi Ogasawara, Hiroshi Kashimura, Kenta Aso, Hiroaki Saura
Although the anatomy of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) is highly variable, a solitary PICA supplying both hemispheres of the cerebellum is rare. A 76-year-old woman presented with severe headache and subsequent loss of consciousness and was admitted to our hospital. Initial computed tomography showed subarachnoid hemorrhage. Three-dimensional digital subtraction angiography revealed a saccular aneurysm arising from the right vertebral artery (VA)-PICA bifurcation. The PICA branching from the right VA was enlarged, tortuous, and crossed the midline to supply both cerebellar hemispheres...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191475/evaluation-of-bruker-biotyper-and-vitek-ms-for-the-identification-of-candida-tropicalis-on-different-solid-culture-media
#19
He Wang, Ying Li, Xin Fan, Tzong-Shi Chiueh, Ying-Chun Xu, Po-Ren Hsueh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the performance of the Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and Vitek MS systems for identification of genetically-confirmed blood isolates of Candida tropicalis that had been grown on several types of culture media commonly used for primary fungal isolation. METHODS: Isolates included 105 from the National China Hospital Invasive Fungal Surveillance Net program (CHIF-NET) and 120 from National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188313/arteriovenous-fistula-maturation-failure-in-a-large-cohort-of-hemodialysis-patients-in-the-netherlands
#20
Bram M Voorzaat, Koen E A van der Bogt, Cynthia J Janmaat, Jan van Schaik, Friedo W Dekker, Joris I Rotmans
OBJECTIVES: Radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (RCAVF) are the preferred vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis (HD). Cohort studies from North America revealed that nonmaturation is a significant disadvantage of RCAVFs compared to other VAs. DESIGN: This present retrospective study describes the incidence of nonmaturation of AVFs and functional failure of arteriovenous grafts (AVG) in a multicentre cohort in the Netherlands and attempts to create a prediction model for nonmaturation of RCAVFs...
November 29, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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